Tina Fey is an award-winning writer, actress, author and producer.
Fey is known for creating the iconic, Emmy Award-winning comedy series, 30 Rock. As the series Executive Producer, head writer, and star as 'Liz Lemon,' her creative on the series earned her an Emmy, two Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, and a People's Choice Award. Originally airing on NBC from October 2006 until January 2013, 30 Rock is the winner of 16 Emmys, 7 Golden Globes, 22 Guild Awards among SAG, WGA, DGA and PGA, as well as Image, Peabody and AFI Awards. The series is also the record-holder for the most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series and received a total of 103 Emmy nominations and 22 Primetime Emmy Award nominations over 7 seasons on NBC.
Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed nine seasons as head writer, cast member, and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live. As an actress and writer on Saturday Night Live, she was awarded an Emmy in 2009 for “Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series” for her portrayal of Sarah Palin as well as two Writers Guild Awards. Fey also made Emmy history in 2016 when she and Amy Poehler became the first joint winners of “Best Comedy Series Guest Actress” for their SNL co-hosting appearance.
As a creative, she expanded to feature films in Spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy, Mean Girls, which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for “Best Adapted Screenplay.” On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Amy Poehler in the 2008 film, Baby Mama, for Universal Pictures. In 2010, she starred in 20th Century Fox's film, Date Night, opposite Steve Carell and shortly thereafter a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film, Megamind.
In April 2011, Fey released her first book entitled Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best seller list and remained for 39 consecutive weeks. It also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album.” Bossypants was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 5 million copies in the US thus far.
In 2015, she and writing partner, Robert Carlock, co-executive produced and created the hit Netflix original comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper. The series was nominated in the “Best Comedy” category for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, boasting four nominations for the talented cast, including a guest actress nod for Fey. After four successful seasons, the show wrapped the first ever comedy interactive special for Netflix, an exciting conclusion to the series
In 2018, the Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls opened at the August Wilson Theater. Written by Fey, directed by Casey Nicholaw, and with music written by her husband Jeff Richmond, the show received 12 Tony Award nominations.
In 2019, Fey appeared alongside John Slattery in an episode of Amazon’s anthology series, Modern Love, which was written and directed by Sharon Horgan.
In 2020, she starred as a lead voice character, ‘22’ in Pixar’s Oscar and BAFTA winning animated feature film Soul written and directed by Pete Docter.
Currently, Fey is in production on Season 2 of NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy series Mr. Mayor, which she is co-writing and executive producing with Robert Carlock. In addition, Fey is executive producing (alongside Jeff Richmond, and Meredith Scardino and Robert Carlock) Season 2 of Girls5Eva, a comedy series for NBCU’s streaming platform Peacock. Netflix has also ordered 20 episodes of the animated comedy series Mulligan, which Fey is executive producing alongside the show’s writers Carlock and Sam Means and Universal Television. Mulligan marks the third show Fey has in development with NBCUniversal.
On the big screen, Fey serves as producer on the Apple TV+ Carrie & Me, the film adaption from the novel Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story, by Carol Burnett. Tara Miele will write and direct, while Jeff Richmond will executive produce along with Eric Gurian, Steven Rogers and Josh McLaughlin. Simultaneously, Fey is busy adapting the Broadway version of Mean Girls the Musical into a feature film musical with Paramount.
AMY POEHLER is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, with credits including actress, writer, director, producer, and bestselling author. She is also the founder of Paper Kite Productions, a full-service entertainment company that produces content for traditional and non-linear platforms.
Through Paper Kite, Poehler has produced many projects including the Peacock’s recent unscripted series The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (narrator and executive producer), Peacock’s Baking It (executive producer and co-host alongside Maya Rudolph), Amazon’s Harlem (executive producer), the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Russian Doll (executive producer) and NBC’s craft competition show Making It (producer and host). Poehler & Paper Kite are also producing the upcoming film First Time Female Director, in which she will also play a minor role, that will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this June. In 2022, Poehler made her documentary directorial debut with Amazon’s Emmy-winning and Pebody-nominated documentary Lucy & Desi, which she also executive produced alongside Imagine Documentaries & White Horse Pictures. Other projects under the Paper Kite umbrella include Adult Swim’s Three Busy Debras (executive producer), FOX’s animated series Duncanville (executive producer & voice actor), Netflix’s Moxie (producer, director & stars in) and upcoming projects the NBC thriller The Mother-In-Law and Steps at Netflix. Poehler will launch her debut podcast, Dr.? Sheila later this year, where she portrays a fictional therapist with questionable methods and credentials counseling a new couple every week. Paper Kite will produce the podcast in partnership with Cadence13 and Audacy.
In Spring 2023 Amy Poehler & Tina Fey kicked off their Restless Leg Tour in Washington DC, a comedy show celebrating 30 years of friendship.
Poehler is best known for starring in the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Her portrayal of Leslie Knope earned her a 2014 Golden Globe award for “Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical, or Comedy,” the “Best Actress in a TV Comedy” award at the 2014 American Comedy Awards, and a 2013 Gracie Award. Poehler also received six consecutive Emmy nominations, two additional Golden Globe nominations, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for her work on the show.
In the film world, Poehler made her directorial debut in the buzzed-about Netflix comedy Wine Country, which she also starred in and produced. Her additional film credits include The House, Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together, A.C.O.D., Free Birds, Are You Here, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and Mean Girls. She lent her voice as the character “Joy” in Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning smash hit Inside Out and could also be heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Monsters vs. Aliens, Horton Hears a Who!, and Shrek the Third.
Poehler’s first book, “Yes Please,” was released in October 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The book went on to spend over 23 weeks on the list.
After her much-buzzed-about portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season of Saturday Night Live (and her fifth as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update”). That year she received her first Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on Saturday Night Live. This unprecedented nomination made her the first performer in SNL history to land a spot in this category. She received a second nomination for her work in her final season the following year. In December 2015, Poehler returned to the SNL stage to co-host the show alongside Tina Fey. The duo’s performance led them to win the 2016 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe she co-founded.
Additionally, Poehler has co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards alongside Tina Fey four times.
Outside of her film and television work, she continues to produce the award-winning online website “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls,” which showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.
She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.